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The Pornographer

Le pornographe

Directed by Bertrand Bonello
France, Canada, 2001


An aging filmmaker struggles to adapt to a new mode of cinematic production—his favored genre is pornography. He’s hoping to reconnect with his estranged son, while also completing his erotic masterpiece, despite the interventions of a crude producer. However, he seems unable to achieve either.

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The Pornographer Directed by Bertrand Bonello

Critics reviews

They thought it would be liberating, but they were wrong. That error is the subject of Bertrand Bonello’s grimly histrionic, richly symbolic, yet somewhat on-the-nose melodrama, from 2001, which looks at the human wreckage left by the burst illusions of France’s generation of May, 1968.
April 27, 2015
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